The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in a recovery state after the hit it took from superstorm Sandy, but there is some good news for straphangers.
Life after Superstorm Sandy has left Long Island Rail Road commuters in a tight spot – literally. Their trains have been crowded because of storm damage, and they are angry about it.
The Long Beach Branch had be running via diesel trains since service resumed nearly two weeks ago. The resumption of electric service now means that all 11 LIRR branches are fully operational for the first time since Sandy hit, Gov. Cuomo said.
While trains in and out of Penn Station are now operating with residual delays, there were major problems for getaway day commuters earlier in the day.
The Long Island Rail Road said Friday it will waive its $10 ticket refund penalty for customers who were unable to use their tickets because of superstorm Sandy-related service suspensions.
The resumption of service on the Long Beach Branch means all 10 LIRR branches are back in operation following superstorm Sandy.
That means all 10 LIRR branches are now running trains connecting New York City and Long Island for the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck two weeks ago.
Temporary repairs to an East River Amtrak tunnel have allowed for the reopening of a number of lines but with a reduced number of trains able to travel through the tunnel.
The Long Island barrier island community of Long Beach said Sunday that it has come a long way in its efforts to restore life to normal since Superstorm Sandy.
Modified service resumed Thursday morning after trains out of Penn Station were cancelled Wednesday night.
Some service on the eastbound Long Island Rail Road was restored, after being suspended for a second time Wednesday night.
More travel options are becoming available to Tri-State area commuters as mass transit gradually gets back on its feet in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday when limited subway, Metro North, and LIRR service will resume.
The Nets’ much-hyped regular-season debut in Brooklyn is just two days away, though there are serious questions about whether the game can be played due to the devastating effects of Sandy.
All subways, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road service was suspended Sunday and it will remain that way until further notice. Bus service was also suspended.
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